Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (born November 7, 1978 in Oldenzaal)
is a Dutch soccer player who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven.
He plays in the position of striker. Standing at 191 cm and
weighing 92 kg, he is an intimidating force inside the penalty
He was a prolific goalscorer for FC Twente where he scored 59
league goals in five seasons. In the Summer of 2001 he was
signed up by PSV and quickly became accustomed to finding the
net there too. However, his second and third season at PSV
proved rather disappointing, scoring only 8 and 12 goals
respectively. At the end of the 2003-2004 season, he was even
told he could leave the club. However, he stayed on, and in
2004-2005 Vennegoor of Hesselink was in excellent form, scoring
19 goals in 28 matches. This could have been more had he not
received an injury at the latter stages of the season. He also
earned a re-call to the Dutch national team in March 2005 after
an absence of four and a half years.
He made his debut for the Dutch national team on 11 October 2000
against Portugal. He currently has 6 caps to his name.